This week on the news, I saw Congress grill social media executives. I heard about the spread of fake news and the negative things that social media has wrought. There was lots of focus on young people and how they use these forums – I even heard one report when an expert being interviewed mentioned that he was an undergraduate.
I won’t disagree that there are negatives about social media, but I do want to point out a different perspective that comes from my work.
Companies are uniquely positioned to drive change around social norms by using their brand credibility, marketing expertise, reach, and access to key influencers, among other assets. Companies can create significant, lasting social change by shifting harmful social norms. But why should companies invest in changing social norms, and what are the practical steps to starting this process?
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Many people share personal information on social media – including their experiences of using medicines. This is valuable data that can help us improve patient care.
Our pharmacovigilance centre of excellence collects publically available data from social media and filters out unrelated information and anything that would infringe patient privacy. The Centre’s analysis is helping us to understand the benefits of our products, alert us to unexpected adverse effects, and evaluate the misuse of drugs.
On January 25, 2017, the #BellLetsTalk hashtag appeared all across social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram. Bell Let's Talk, sponsored by Bell Media in Canada, is meant to focus specifically on sharing stories of mental illness in order to help normalize the struggles that people go through. Each time the #BellLetsTalk hashtag was used, 5 cents was donated to various mental health causes across Canada - this year raising $6,585,250 from 131,705,010 interactions. The yearly initiative has been going strong since 2010.
In June 2015, Fox Searchlight and National Geographic announced the release of the documentary He Named Me Malala, sparking nearly a year's worth of efforts on the part of 21st Century Fox to make a difference in the global issue of girls' access to education. The film, directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim, follows the life of Pakistani education activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai who survived an assassination attempt in 2012 for her outspoken advocacy.
Mary Kay Inc. And Alpha Chi Omega Encourage Action Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month
DALLAS, November 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - To encourage healthy relationships among young people across the nation, Mary Kay Inc. and Alpha Chi Omega hosted a social media photo contest for the fourth straight year to inspire young women to share their commitment to ending dating abuse.